A good portion of my girls come all the way from Nebraska for their Denver Boudoir Photography experience. At first I was kind of in shock, like this girl is really going to travel all this way, stay in a hotel to be shot by me? I couldn’t believe it, but stepping back and really looking at it, I get it. Boudoir is a very intimate, personal and vulnerable experience. Choosing your photographer should not be taken lightly. It’s the same exact reason I take this role very seriously. You are putting your complete trust in me by putting your insecurities right in front of me and my camera. LIKE WHOA!
Tell us about yourself girl!
Hi! My name is Lori Loomis. I am from Nebraska. I work for the US Forest Service as the program specialist for the Bessey Nursery. I am an avid outdoors woman. I like hunting, fishing, and traveling, as well as reading. I decided to have a boudoir session as a surprise wedding gift for my hubby. I was able to keep it a surprise too!
Were you nervous about having a boudoir experience?
YES! Wearing lingerie and having photos taken of yourself in front of a stranger can cause some nervousness! Especially if you have self confidence issues with your body. I mean lets face it, we all have something we’d like to change about our body.
What made you decide to go ahead and take the plunge?
I really wanted to do something fun for my hubby on our wedding night. I read review after review about how empowered women felt after their boudoir session with Kenzie. I wanted to feel that. We all have photos of ourselves, but not portrayed as sex goddesses.
What was your biggest fear or challenge coming into your shoot?
Seriously the biggest challenge for me was deciding on outfits! I just brought what I had and Kenzie helped me pick out my outfits.
After you shoot- was it what you expected or different?
It was different than what I expected. It was more than I ever expected. Seeing the photos is a “WoW” moment. We all have seen Victoria Secret catalogs of sexy, beautiful women with the perfect bodies. To see yourself in the sexy photos, in a soft light, with a look of pure ecstasy on your face is stunning. For me it was like “holy sh*t! Is that really me? I AM beautiful and sexy!” For once I got to see photos of myself where I didn’t pick apart everything I disliked about my body. I had the opportunity to see myself in a different light.
What was your favorite part of the whole experience?
My favorite part was going in and putting my 100% trust in Kenzie. She took care of everything. Makeup, hair, posing everything. For someone who is not a hair & makeup girl, I dread trying to make myself look good. It was wonderful not to have that stress. Then all you do is listen to Kenzie and trust her. It was fun and actually very relaxing.
How did seeing your images make you feel?
Stunned & speechless. I still am in awe when I look at my images. They were more than I ever expected.
Has this experience affected your day to day life? Do you see yourself differently?
I know now that I am beautiful. I may look at a magazine and think wow that woman is beautiful and sexy. I wish I could look like that. Oh wait… I can and do look like that. My photos easily rival the woman in the magazine that is made to look like she has the perfect body. Kenzie showed me that! I never thought it was possible!
What would you say to a woman who is on the fence about having their own experience?
Do it! Don’t think about it just do it! It is empowering. It is so much fun to see your photos during the reveal. I love seeing the photos that Kenzie shares. The female body is absolutely beautiful. It deserves to be displayed. And put all your trust in Kenzie. She is a professional. She will not let you down!
How was it working with me?
Working with Kenzie was amazing. Trust me I had people ask me, why are you going all the way to Denver to do boudoir pictures. My answer was because I knew who Kenzie was. We have several mutual friends. I followed her work and read the reviews. I was nervous when I walked into her studio but that quickly melted away. I felt completely at ease and relaxed. Kenzie walks you through everything, body placement, hand and feet position, facial expression. It is easy. You just listen, trust and most importantly, have fun! When I showed my girls the photos they were in awe and understood why I chose Kenzie. Kenzie has an amazing talent. She is truly an inspiring artist with the coolest job! In society today not very many people can say they empower and build confidence in women.
Would you do it again?
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